“I want to be who I needed when I was younger, and to give future leaders and entrepreneurs the best chance to succeed”
Robert Glazer’s passion for BUILD is rooted in his own struggles to find success in an education system that wasn’t designed for him. Glazer, Founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners, a global performance marketing agency, says he was regularly bored in class and felt like the traditional classroom experience suppressed his natural curiosity.
“I knew from a young age that I found the conventional path unappealing,” Glazer says. “But I didn’t have a different playbook to follow and didn’t realize I had a love of learning until into my 20s. My greatest wish is to have started on that path sooner and I regret knowing that I spent much of my life as an underachiever.”
“BUILD’s mission is so important to me because there aren’t enough people or organizations that take creative, entrepreneurial kids, engage with their potential and teach them how build their capacity for leadership,” says Glazer. “That’s also the goal of my book – to carve an inspiring, resource-rich path for future leaders and entrepreneurs, to be aligned with the BUILD mission.”
Glazer is generously dedicating a portion of the proceeds from his book to BUILD. He also is making himself available to speak to BUILD’s employer partners to guide them through the lessons in Elevate, as a way to help everyone in the BUILD family push beyond their limits.
Glazer aspires to live what he preaches, especially the final chapter of Elevate, which is a call to action:
“We have a responsibility to inspire others to excel, and to give them the resources and mentorship they need to improve. Most importantly, we owe this to our youth – especially those talented, unconventionally minded students who have yet to find their love for learning in a traditional classroom. With Elevate and BUILD, I want to be who I needed when I was younger, and to give future leaders and entrepreneurs the best chance to succeed.”
1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right
- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak
Follow positioning format Above
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